2023 Annual Fundraising Campaign Support

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As a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community, the Y has a need to raise charitable funds. These funds ensure all community members have access to the Y and advance programs that address community needs in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Charitable funds ensure every YMCA

  • functions as a cause-driven organization;
  • adheres to its obligation as a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit corporation to provide community benefit; and
  • builds and sustains a philanthropic culture by engaging donors in helping their community.

The annual campaign is the Y’s primary vehicle for raising sustainable charitable gifts from members and the community, but it’s more than just a fundraising tool. The annual campaign brings together staff at all levels, committed volunteers, Y members, and donors to pursue a common goal: ensuring that each Y has the resources to make an enduring impact right in its own neighborhood.

Direct Benefits of an Annual Campaign

Indirect Benefits of an Annual Campaign

  • Creates ambassadors for the Y
  • Builds passion for the Y’s program impact in Y members and the community
  • Grows staff and volunteer leadership skills
  • Deepens relationships with and the loyalty of donors and volunteers
  • Secures meaningful gifts that allow the Y to maintain and expand programs to address community issues and reach out to underserved populations
  • Strengthens the Y’s partnerships with individuals and organizations
  • Creates more committed Y members and program participants
  • Enhances the Y’s image in the community

Helping keep children safe and cared for, guiding teens in a positive direction, strengthening adults in spirit, mind and body.

The Y is a nonprofit organization that counts on your generosity to help people from all walks of life realize their potential, achieve goals, and become healthier and stronger inpidually and collectively. Your tax-deductible donations will directly help our YMCA of Dyer County community by:

  • Teaching youth important life skills through character-building programs
  • Offering recreational programs and swimming lessons for kids
  • Providing fee assistance for after school care and summer day camp
  • Helping seniors improve mobility and maintain good health

YMCA of Dyer County proudly serving Northwest Tennessee counties of Dyer, Lauderdale, Lake, and Obion since 1996.

Donations, of all amounts make a difference. Thank you for your support and your investment in the Y mission and our community.

Together we can make a difference in our community

The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.

The Need for Charitable Contributions

Dollars contributed to our annual campaign help the Y address the major issues facing our community:

  • We address the increase in academic disparity among children and teens of different backgrounds through our Youth and Government programs and our partnerships with year-round feeding program.
  • We address high rates of chronic disease and obesity through our work as a Pioneering Healthy Community, involvement with community events, and Y signature programs.
  • We address the lack of safe afterschool and summer care for children of working parents through Y programs at various community sites across the county.

Why Invest Your Time and Dollars in the Y’s Annual Campaign?

The YMCA of Dyer County is committed to providing quality programs and facilities to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. While we strive to keep values-based programs and associated fees affordable by subsidizing some of the real costs, we know that during difficult times some individuals and families need financial assistance.

Through the annual campaign, we are able to ensure that no one is turned away based on their ability to pay. Your volunteer and financial commitment will help hundreds of youth and families share in the Y experience!

The Value of the Y
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because, in 10,000 neighborhoods across the
nation, the Y has the presence and partnerships to deliver lasting personal and social change.

  • The Y is community centered. For more than 22 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our community.
  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
  • The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Facts About the Y
Annually, the YMCA of Dyer County serves more than 7,000 individuals from our diverse community. Last year the YMCA

  • awarded more than $28,000 in financial assistance, enabling all youth and families to participate in Y programs;
  • connected more than 500 teens with caring adult role models in programs that teach leadership skills and build a sense of achievement;
  • supported nearly 2,000 children in quality, values-based programs that promote healthy development;
  • involved more than 2,500 youth in sports programs, teaching character development on and off the playing field; and engaged 350 volunteers to lead and guide the vision and mission of the YMCA.


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